Skyline Auxiliary Presents $25,000 Check to Alive Hospicehttp://tristarskylinemadison.com/
June 14, 2007
Pictured from left are Sherry Storey, President of the Skyline Auxiliary’s Board of Directors; Janet Jones, CEO of Alive Hospice; and Karen Karpinski, Director of Volunteer Services for Skyline Medical Center.
NASHVILLE, TN. June 14, 2007. The Skyline Auxiliary has just presented a check for $25,000 to Alive Hospice to support Alive Hospice at Skyline Madison Campus, a hospice inpatient unit scheduled to open in August.
"Alive Hospice is humbled and thrilled about this generous contribution,” said Alive Hospice CEO Janet L. Jones. “Improving access to our care is a core component of our mission, and this gift will be a tremendous help as we open the doors of Alive Hospice at Skyline Madison Campus." Alive Hospice, the oldest community-based hospice in middle Tennessee, has been providing compassionate end-of-life care to patients and their families since 1975.
In March, Alive Hospice, Inc. and Skyline Medical Center finalized the contract that will lead to the opening of the new 16-bed inpatient hospice unit at Skyline Madison Campus (formerly Tennessee Christian Medical Center). Alive Hospice, who is leasing the space from Skyline, is finalizing renovations for the new unit now with plans for an open house later this summer. The unit will provide a full continuum of care, ranging from symptom control and pain management for patients to bereavement services and education for their families. In January, Alive Hospice opened a branch office in Skyline Madison Campus’ medical office building. The branch office provides space for staff who serve Alive’s home care patients who live in portions of Davidson County as well as Sumner, Cheatham, Robertson and Wilson counties.
Serving a 12-county region, Alive Hospice’s services include comfort care and pain management for patients diagnosed with a life threatening illness; full-time board certified Palliative Care Physicians; full-time medical staff on duty with 24-hour a day on-call access; skilled teams of nurses, social workers, chaplains, and certified nurse technicians assigned to help patients and their families; and bereavement support for anyone experiencing the death of a loved one.
Skyline Auxiliary, formerly Nashville Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, was founded in 1962. This year, the Skyline Auxiliary will be giving over $100,000 to local organizations and as student scholarships. The Auxiliary, a not-for-profit incorporated entity, operates the gift shops at both Skyline Medical Center and Skyline Madison Campus (formerly Tennessee Christian Medical Center). They raise funds for a variety of community service projects, including their own scholarship program. Sherry Storey is the current president of the Auxiliary’s Board of Directors.